Avengers: Endgame reached a major post-production milestone today. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have announced that the picture is locked.
This means that editing on the film is complete. They will not be cutting the film anymore to add or remove any shots. Avengers: Endgame is now the movie audiences will see, mostly.
Last day of editorial Sundae Bar. Picture is locked… pic.twitter.com/IzC1txDrii
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 8, 2019
There is still work to be done on a film after picture is locked. Visual effects, sound mixing, and other post-production tasks will still be done to finish all of the shots that have made the cut.
The Russos gave no indication as to whether or not the locked cut stayed at three hours, which is the runtime they’ve reported on multiple occasions over the past few months.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters April 26.